In my post, How to Add Custom Buttons to the Content Editor Ribbon, I showed a snippet near the end that executes an import function. One small problem I came across, is that an agent won't work well with a method that has optional parameters.

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Since the release of Sitecore 9+ we're seeing a lot of people posting in forums cases where they see errors related to indexes not found. Correcting this Sitecore startup issue was simple to fix once I figured out what's going on, and it's nothing related to indexes at all! 

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One of my favourite tools in Sitecore development is the Hedgehog's Sitecore Package Deployer. Having Azure DevOps drop TDS's packages into your instances automates a complete update for you! I've covered how to implement this in my past post, Complete Guide to Deployment Automation, and it's a really reliable method unless something interrupts the process like we had happen last week. So, what happened and how do we fix it?

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When setting up a greenfield project I just love to see the sea of standard Sitecore home pages cascaded across my monitors as every instance in every environment comes online. I feel like Tom Hanks yelling, “Look what I have created!”, and after the first 20 times of doing so in the office I got “The talk”. But it's not unusual to see a slow start which typically boils down to a connection or permission error. This can be quickly identified and dealt with by just checking the logs, and performance counters is no stranger to this exercise.

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Our site is launched, all is well, and our Dev team can sleep tonight. But the day after launch the site restarts over 120 times! The fix was simple but the journey to find the answer is worth sharing.

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